West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

174 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA (Show map)

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About

Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a Four Sisters Inn and was built as a private home in 1877. Fully remodeled two years ago, the stately, three-story Italianate Victorian with its spacious, wraparound porch features a breezy, coastal décor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites. All but one of the ten well-appointed guest rooms feature a fireplace, marble tile bathrooms, and most with jetted spa tubs and king beds featuring plush pillow-top mattresses. One second-floor room has a private, outdoor jetted hot tub; two spacious top-floor suites have separate sitting areas and oversized bathrooms. Each room has high-speed Internet access, an iPod™ player, and a television with a DVD player.

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Luxury of 5 star, quaintness of a B&B

5 on February 09, 2017

I LOVED this place. Beautiful views, well priced, huge rooms, very clean, a lovely wine and cheese hour and the staff know loads about the area. My husband and I loved that the staff helped us plan out the perfect days and nights in Santa Cruz. And it wasn't just your standard "go here, do that" they started off asking about us and what we wanted to do and what we were into so our experience of Santa Cruz was really tailored to suit what we like to do on holiday Warning! The wine and cheese hour is delicious and therefore dangerous! :)


Santa Cruz Jan 2017

4.2 on January 26, 2017

Great location. Very quaint. Lovely staff. Had a fab stay.


Great place near wharf

3.4 on January 14, 2017

Stayed here for a fun mid week escape. Good room, with fireplace and soaking tub. Property is charming and the staff is very helpful.


A beautiful, relaxing stay

4.8 on January 12, 2017

The staff was amazing. The Inn is beautiful, warm, and well kept. There's a lot of history behind the Inn and plenty of artifacts to view and learn about. The food was amazing. We woke up to the aroma of breakfast which lured us out of bed. I would definitely recommend staying here for a weekend getaway. It's a couple minutes walk to the wharf, which we loved. It's scenic and majestic. Thank you to all the staff and their amazing and generous hospitality.


Great Stay!

4.6 on January 03, 2017

I loved staying at the West Cliff Inn. The staff was extremely friendly. They responded very quickly to email questions before I arrived. They gave 5 star service before, during and after my stay. I loved my room and it was the perfect size. The balcony was great for the warm winter day. I went during a winter special and thought the room was a steal for the price. I've never stayed here during peak season, so I'm not sure if it meets expectation during that time. I did not go to the breakfast so I am unable to give the onsite dining option a full review, but the breakfast did smell delicious. I did attend the wine hour and was a bit disappointed on the appetizers served, I just felt they could be elevated a bit but would definitely not prevent me from staying there again. It was cozy to sip wine by the fire and Christmas tree. Coffee was available all day, it would be great if ice water was also offered all day as well. It was nice to be able to walk to most of our activities and it was a quick uber ride away to anywhere else we wanted to go. Overall our stay was top notch and we enjoyed everything the West Cliff had to offer. We will go back again.


I would live here if I could

5 on November 11, 2016

We live in Santa Cruz, and have stayed at the West Cliff Inn many times. It always strikes the right tone of quiet elegance, homeyness, and comfort. The breakfast is consistently excellent: well prepared, presented and creative. The afternoon snacks and wine provide a chance to slow down and mix it up with other guests if you like. The Inn has such a great vibe, country inn meets Santa Cruz. This is our go-to place when we have a couple of nights to get away.


Great experience

4.6 on October 04, 2016

This was a beautiful place to stay - the room was beautiful and well maintained. The balcony on the 2nd floor was relaxing to sit and just watch the ocean. Would absolutely stay here again.


Complete Bliss

5 on September 21, 2016

Best hotel in Santa Cruz! Romantic, great food, great location.


First rate stay in Santa Cruz

4.2 on September 20, 2016

A well appointed bed and breakfast close to the ocean. What impressed most was the front desk staff who were excellent.


Great Inn, Great Location, Great service

4.4 on September 01, 2016

My wife and I, my son, and his girlfriend enjoyed a lovely two nights and three days in our two rooms in this beautiful inn. The rooms were very comfortable, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location was great.


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Rooms & Rates

The Little Beach Bungalow

Please know The Little Beach Bungalow is very small at only 10' by 12' and it located behind the main hotel in a separate building. Because of its coziness, it has a maximum occupancy of two adults and cannot accommodate children. There is a separate entrance for this room and it includes a queen bed, flat panel television and a bathroom with shower only. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe King (ADA)

Our Deluxe King Guestroom boasts a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private bathroom with a shower only. Also includes a full breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. This room also complies with the 1991 ADA accessibility standards and is accessible for mobility impairments. Please know that it does have a roll-in shower. Please call the hotel for detailed list of accessibility features of this guestroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe King

Includes a king bed, fireplace and a flat panel television and most rooms in this category feature a shower-only in the private marble tiled bathroom. If you would like a bathtub, please call the hotel directly though we cannot guarantee special requests. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Superior King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and private marble tiled bathroom. Guestrooms in this category include EITHER an indoor OR an outdoor jetted tub. If you have a preference, please call the hotel directly although we cannot guarantee special request as we only have one guestroom with an outdoor jetted spa tub. Rooms also include an iPod and mp3 compatible player. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe King Spa

Includes a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television and a private marble tiled bathroom with a jetted spa tub. All rates include Four Sisters Inns signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly-baked cookies. Deluxe King Spa guestrooms feature a neighborhood view. Ocean views can be enjoyed from the communal first floor porch or second floor balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Oceanview, Small town, Urban, Waterview

Airport

San Jose, CA (SJC)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Beach Boardwalk, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Kids 5 and under are free; Certain rooms are better suited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $40: Pets must have a reservation and in a specific room
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: none
  • Cancellations: Guests must cancel 7 days prior to reservation. If cancelled within 7 days, there is a one night charge to the credit card.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

West Cliff Inn

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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